2013 International Student Travel Video Contest Entry
|Title:||Learning Arabic||Author:||Kimberly Davidson|
This video briefly outlines how I came to learn Arabic, and why I want to continue to do so. After studying Hebrew and going to Israel this past year, I have been heavily influenced by two Semitic languages. I am inspired by not only the language, but the culture and sentiment of the people. Being a Fine Art and Art History major, I am currently researching topics having to do with Edward Said's Orientalism and relating the artists Shadi Ghadirian, Mona Hatoum and Janine Al-Ani to these historical and modern concepts. After September 11, 2001, the perception of the Middle east, to a large portion of American society has drastically changed. I cannot go without saying, that I have an extreme interest in this subject, and am considering both Contemporary Art of the Middle East and Education as avenues for my graduate study.